Greengrocers That Inspired Classic Bbc Comedy Open All Hours Could Shut Over Health And Safety Fears

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THE greengrocers which inspired telly comedy Open All Hours may be forced to close after ­complaints the outdoor display is a safety risk.

Creator Roy Clarke wrote the BBC series after visiting family-run LE Riddiford in Thornbury, Gloucestershire.

SWNS:South West News Service The greengrocers that inspired Open All Hours could shut over health and safety fears

Ronnie Barker’s shop owner Albert Arkwright is often seen stacking goods outside in the ­fictional recreation.

Officials have told current owner John Riddiford to take some of his items off the pavement.

But he says the displays help bring customers in and fear the move will hit his profits so much he will close up.

John, whose family opened the shop in 1928, said: “Is it time to just call it a day?”

SWNS:South West News Service Officials have told current owner John Riddiford to take some of his items off the pavement




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